P1040754All fairies like to be outside and the very best way to encourage a fairy to visit is to build a fairy garden. In this s,ection we will tell you how to build a fairy garden and what needs to be done to encourage a fairy to visit. Remember Fairy's like small spaces that have just enough room to play in with a few friends so don't plan anything too big to start with.

Here is a step by step guide of the things you need to do to make your own fairy garden.

  1. Plan what you want to have in your garden and make a drawing of it. Check out the Garden gallery and Faerie Land plots to get inspiration for the type of garden you want to create, based upon the type of fairy you want to attract. Try to have 3 key things in there that will form the main structure of the garden, these might include;
    • A house of some kind, a full range is available via our gift shop
    • A place for your fairy to sit
    • a pond - a mirror can be used or a saucer if you want real water
    • a stream, coloured or glass stones are good for this and it gives you the opportunity to include a bridge
    • a path or stepping stones
    • a fence, gate or archway
  2. Identify the best container to house your garden. Check that there are drainage holes in the base or that you can put some in, as the very best fairy plants like drier soil. you might want to use;
    • a large plant pot -  terracotta pots can be cut into or broken to create a layered garden very successfully
    • Wooden barrel
    • old wheelbarrow
    • old belfast style sink
    • metal or ceramic planters
  3. gather together all the things you want to put in the garden. This will include;
    • the container you plan to use
    • some broken pots to put in the base of the container to stop the soil blocking the drainage holes
    • soil or compost to fill the container with
    • The plants your fairy will want to look at, try to get a mixture of plants with different coloured leaves and flowers. Fairies love lots of colour
    • anything you want to use to create structure within the garden for paths, fences, steps, a pond and pathed area's. This may include pebbles, gravel, coloured stones, sticks, broken pots and bought in garden accessories.
  4. Build your garden according to your plan, but be flexable. The pieces you have assembled may force you to change the layout slightly.
  5. Allow your garden up to 2 weeks to settle in and replace any plants that don't look so good. Fairies like living things in their gardens so allowing a week or so to settle the plants before you try to attract your fairy is the very best thing to do.
  6. Perform the fairy gathering ceremony.
  7. Wait patiently for signs of fairies moving in, be sure to play in the garden regularly and to look after the plants living in it

Here are some photo's showing you the steps we took when making one of our gardens, showing the garden after a month of growing at the end.

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  • For Houses, accessories, fairies and animals to add to your garden, have a look at the range currently available in our Gift Shop.
  • For more inspiration, and guidance to some of the plants I use in my gardens, visit the Fairy Garden Gallery.

 

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If you have any questions let us know. Why not share your garden photo's with us on our Facebook page.

 

 

 

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